Picture from the exhibit


She seeks inner vision

What is creativity, really? And what does it look like? Stefanie Malmgren de Oliveira has mapped the fashion designer's internal process with her doctoral thesis "Acts of seeing." "I want to make intuition tangible," she says.

Since ancient times, the creative process has been seen as something beyond understanding, something that could only be explained by divine revelation and ingenious flashes of inspiration. Stefanie Malmgren de Oliviera, recently having earned a doctorate in artistic textile and fashion design at the Swedish School of Textiles, has a different view on the matter. With her dissertation, she dives into mankind's inner life to systematise what she sees as the basis of all creativity.